LS212 Introduction to the Arts

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LS 212 Introduction to the Arts


U1QQ 2010 HI


Fuller, Carol Ann


Adjunct Faculty


Master's in English  ~~  Utah State University
Master's in Speech Pathology  ~~  Utah State University

Office Location

Bldg. 383 - HAFB

Office Hours

Before and after class and by appointment

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

7 June - 1 August 2010

Class Days


Class Time

4:30 - 7:15 PM

Credit Hours


Strickland, Carol.  The Annotated Mona Lisa, 2nd Ed.

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Course Description:
LS212 Introduction to the Arts (MGE): A study of the common elements in the visual, verbal and performing arts and how they reflect values of different cultural periods. The course also includes a survey of themes, genres, and representative work in the classical, romantic, and modern art forms. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The field of humanities encompasses art, music, history, self-improvement, and aesthetics.  I believe exposure to and an appreciation of humanities enriches a person's daily life and his or her personal quests.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the connections between art and other facets of society
  2. Develop an awareness of the impact of art on individuals and society
  3. Analyze elements of a variety of art genre
  4. Research an art subject and show evidence of collection, synthesis, and formulation of a thesis

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Four papers with oral presentations
Art Gallery visit
Class participation
Reading responses
Final Exam



Reading Responses                  200 points      4 @ 50 points each
Artist Report                            200 points
Painting Report - artist              200 points
Painting Report - personal         100 points
Gallery Report                           100 points
Participation                              100 points
Final Examination                       100 points   
            Total                              1,000 points
A   =   900 - 1000 points                        D =   600 - 699 points
B   =   800 - 899   points                        F   =   Below 600 points or 4 unexcused absences
C   =   700 - 799   points



Late Submission of Course Materials:
Students are responsible for reading all assignments; do not cheat yourself.  Written assignments and class presentations are due on the date assigned.  Late papers MUST Be coordinated with instructor beforehand or there will be a five-point penalty.  Students are responsible for obtaining information regarding assignments made during any absences.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

This syllabus is your procedure manual for the term.  It is important that you carefully read all of it.
Please refer to these guidelines throughout the term.
Cell phones are acceptable, but please do not abuse this privilege.  Do not take personal calls or use text messaging during class.
Thank-you for removing your hat in class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 Week I:
07 June      Review syllabus and class expectations; read Introduction;                  
                     pre-evaluation quiz; write essay
09 June      Read pages 2-29; in-class project; choose your artist and picture
Week II:
14 June      Class discussion; in-class project; reading response #1; discuss
                  artist selection; art history video
16 June      Read pages 30-65; review art gallery locations; class discussion
Week III:
21 June      In-depth discussions on the Renaissance and Baroque chapter; power-point
                  presentation; reading response #2
23 June      Class participation on reading assignment; examination of stories and details
                  of the Renaissance; address questions; work on your papers and presentations
Week IV:
28 June      Address elements in the visual, verbal, and performing arts; begin student
                  presentations; reading response #3
30 June      Mid-term review; continuing discussion of reading assignment; student
Week V:
05 June      Class discussion; reading response #4; read pages 66-127
07 July         Power point review; student presentations; discussion;
                     ***Remember to visit an Art Gallery of your Choice or plan to
                     join the class visit to the Eccles Art Gallery for an Opening Reception***
Week VI:
12 July         Class discussion on reading assignment; hand in papers on artist and artist's piece;
14 July        Continue chapter discussion; student presentations; review art pieces on the wall~~
                     important that you familiarize yourself with numerous artists and their works
Week VII:
19 July            Class questions and answers; art video
21 July            Finish student presentations; hand in paper on personal art choice and gallery report
                              ***Please respond to student survey at
Week VIII:
26 July            Class discussion; address loose ends; review;  study for exam
28 July            Final Exam
                              ***Please respond to student survey at
This syllabus is a living document and may be adjusted,
minimally, if necessary to meet the needs of this class.

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Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

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